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28 Jul 2014 description

Strengthening the humanity and dignity of people in crisis through knowledge and practice

27 Jul 2012 description
report Tufts University

The USAID funded PSNP Plus project ‘Linking Poor Rural Households to Microfinance and Markets in Ethiopia’ ended in December 2011. The PSNP Plus was designed as a three-year project in support of the Government of Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP), which provides food and or cash to chronically food insecure households in exchange for labor on rural infrastructure projects, or direct transfers to households unable to participate in physical labor activities.

24 May 2012 description
report Tufts University

MILK MATTERS The Impact of Dry Season Livestock Support on Milk Supply and Child Nutrition in Somali Region, Ethiopia

By Kate Sadler, Emily Mitchard, Abdulahi Abdi, Yoseph Shiferaw, Gezu Bekele, and Andrew Catley May 2012

20 Mar 2012 description
report Tufts University
  1. Introduction

Launched in 2005, the Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP) is one of the government of Ethiopia’s important policy initiatives to move millions of critically food-insecure people in rural areas from recurrent emergency aid into a more secure livelihood by smoothing consumption requirements and protecting and, to some extent, building assets through cash-based interventions. The PSNP was designed to assist chronically or “predictably” food-insecure households as opposed to households affected by transitory food deficits as a result of a specific event.

31 Dec 2010 description
report Tufts University

Research Program on Livelihoods Change over Time

Study Team: Daniel Maxwell, Jennifer Coates, Girum Tadesse, Fayera Abdissa, Shimelis Hailu, Eyasu Shishigu, Woldegebrial Zeweld Nugussie, Kinfe Mezgebe, Abraha Gebrekiros

December 2010

31 Aug 2010 description
report Tufts University

SUMMARY

This report presents the findings of the first stage of an assessment of the PSNP Plus project in Sire and Dodota woredas. These assessments are part of a broader longitudinal impact study of the PSNP Plus project, which aims to link poor rural households to microfinance and markets, as a strategy to assist people in accumulating assets, and graduating from the Government of Ethiopia's Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP).

31 May 2010 description
report Tufts University

Research Program on Livelihoods Change over Time

By Jennifer Coates, Daniel Maxwell, Girum Tadesse, Shimelis Hailu, Woldegebrial Zeweld Nugussie, and Abraha Gebrekiros

May 2010

Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) programs encompass many different kinds of activities, but share the fundamental objective of enhancing the capacity of vulnerable communities to identify, reduce and manage risk, whether it be at the local, regional or national level.

30 Apr 2010 description

By Andy Catley and Alula Iyasu

SUMMARY

This report describes a rapid, combined livelihoods and conflict analysis in Shinile Zone, Somali Region of Ethiopia, conducted in March and April 2010. An underlying question for the analysis was the extent to which aid actors should integrate peace-building and livelihoods programming as part of long-term development strategies for the Zone.

31 Mar 2010 description
report Tufts University

Baseline and Mid-term Assessment of the PSNP Plus Project in Doba

John Burns, Solomon Bogale, and Gezu Bekele

This report presents the findings of the first two stages of an assessment of the PSNP Plus project in Doba woreda in West Hararghe.

These assessments are part of a broader longitudinal impact study of the PSNP Plus project, which targets poor, rural households in food insecure areas that benefit from the Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP).

01 Dec 2009 description
report Tufts University

Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) programs encompass many different kinds of activities, but share the fundamental objective of enhancing the capacity of vulnerable communities to identify, reduce and manage risk, whether it be at the local, regional or national level. Ethiopia is one of the most food-insecure countries in the world, but only recently has the food security problem begun to be understood in terms of a complete analysis of livelihoods, rather than simply a food supply problem.

31 Oct 2009 description

Summary

Children that live in pastoralist areas of Africa are increasingly referred to as some of the most nutritionally vulnerable in the world. In Somali Region Ethiopia, levels of global acute malnutrition among young children are regularly reported to rise above 15%; the level defined as a nutritional emergency by the World Health Organization. Yet, from work going back many decades in the Region, we know that animal milk; one of the most nutritionally complete foods in the world, plays an extremely important role in the diets of these children.

22 Feb 2007 description
report Tufts University

SUMMARY

The Pastoralist Livelihoods Initiative (PLI) is a two-year program funded by USAID Ethiopia which combines field level implementation and learning in pastoral areas, with the development of national guidelines for livelihoods-based livestock relief interventions with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. From late 2005 into 2006 a severe drought affected some pastoral areas of southern Ethiopia, and PLI government and NGO partners intervened with various types of livestock-related assistance.

30 Jun 2003 description
report Tufts University


A REPORT FOR THE U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

SUE LAUTZE, YACOB AKLILU, ANGELA RAVEN-ROBERTS, HELEN YOUNG, GIRMA KEBEDE, JENNIFER LEANING

JUNE 2003


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

This report was funded by the USAID/DCHA/OFDA and USAID/Ethiopia, with additional support from the Mellon Foundation.